iPhone lovers spend their life doing one of two things – fawning over their phones or replacing the Apple lightning cable every few months because the original one is so piss poor flimsy.
Please Note: This product is currently on discount during Amazon sale. When my third lightning cable gave way despite all the delicate care and attention I showered on it, I started looking for alternatives. And, thankfully, I found an excellent one in this AmazonBasics Apple Lightning Cable.
I bought from … duh, Amazon.
This baby is strong, I have to tell you that. It’s only after nearly two years of rugged use that the cable finally snapped. It could have done no more, for I put it through some heavy-duty use. But it withstood all of that, proving that it’s a far superior alternative to the lightening cable Apple gives us.
It’s an Apple MFi (Made for iPhone, iPad, and iPod) certified charging and syncing cable, which means Apple approves of it and gives you its divine permission to use it. You can connect it directly to your laptop to charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod or sync the data in it. Alternatively, you can connect it to a wall adapter and charge your device using an electrical source.
I used the the AmazonBasics Apple Lightning Cable to charge my iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, and iPad Air. But it supports a wide range of devices. Here’s the comprehensive list:
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPad Pro
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 4
- iPad 4th gen
- iPod Touch 5th gen
- iPod Nano 7th gen
- Beats Pill+
This lightening cable is STURDY. I know I’ve said it before, but I honestly can’t stop raving about it. The fact that it won’t buckle easily under pressure is one of its greatest qualities, especially considering the alternative we are all offered. The outer jacket is made of solid PVC. This means it doesn’t fray, it doesn’t break, and it doesn’t split down the middle with the wires spewing out in a mess. For all these qualities alone, this lightening cable is a great buy. And, if something should go wrong, the product is backed by the AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty, so you don’t have anything to worry about
The lcable is available in 2 different colors – white and black – and comes in 2 different sizes – 3 feet and 6 feet. As they say, size does matter, and in this case, I went for the biggest! It was sheer joy for me to plug the lightening cable into the wall socket and enjoy the luxury of lying back on the bed and browsing the Internet. A blissful change from the times I would hug the wall like a lizard or squat near the plug point if I needed to use the phone.
All in all, I really have nothing bad to say about this lightening cable. If we were giving points, I would give it 10 out of 10. The only thing I will say is that this time round, I am going to buy the black one, because the white cable starts looking dirty very soon.
I strongly recommend that you give this cable a try.